Development on the incredibly popular fan-made game Pokémon Uranium has ceased.
In a note on Twitter, the creators of the game, nine years in the making, said they would no longer offer downloads, updates or support.
We will no longer be providing updates or support for Pokémon Uranium.— Pokémon Uranium (@PokemonUranium) September 21, 2016
Thank you all for playing. pic.twitter.com/tumjOEMVDe
Pokémon Uranium was pulled offline after hitting a whopping 1.5m downloads. Nintendo lawyers began targeting Pokemon Uranium with takedown notices back in August and, pre-empting a messy legal challenge, its creators removed download links from their site.
Uranium is a PC game based upon the main handheld series' 2D installments. It has more than 100 unique Pokemon to collect, a huge region to explore and a couple of nifty new features.
The game lets you seamlessly battle and trade online. A new Pokémon type, Nuclear, is featured. You can even talk to your Pokémon .
Thanks in part to the current Pokémon Go craze, Uranium caught the attention of Pokefans across the internet and was widely shared.